Greensboro College Presents Reynolds Lecture on the Church and Higher Education Oct. 29

Dr. Ben Witherington III
"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro College presents the Fifth Annual Reynolds Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in Hannah Brown Finch Memorial Chapel. The event is free, and the public is invited.

A reception will follow in Lea Center in Main Building, adjacent to the chapel.

The speaker is Dr. Ben Witherington III, the Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky. His lecture is titled "First Century Family Values: How Different Was the World of the Early Christians From Ours?"

Witherington has written more than 40 books, two of which were named the top biblical-studies books of their respective years by Christianity Today magazine: "The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth" (1995) and "The Paul Quest: The Renewed Search for the Jew of Tarsus" (1999). He also was featured in the BBC/PBS special "The Story of Jesus."

He is a John Wesley Fellow for Life, a research fellow at Cambridge University and a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, Society for the Study of the New Testament and the Institute for Biblical Research.

Witherington joined the Asbury Seminary faculty in 1995. He also has taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, High Point College (now University), Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

He holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England.

The Reynolds Lecture is sponsored annually by the college's Reynolds Institute for Church Leadership in honor of longtime trustee Royce Reynolds and his wife, Jane. The lecture examines the relationship between the church and academia.

For more information, contact Daniel J. Malotky, professor of religion and philosophy and founding dean of the School of Humanities, at 336-272-7102, ext. 5280, or

Greensboro College provides a liberal-arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.

Founded in 1838 and located near downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and four master's degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities."

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